Thursday, January 14, 2010


As I have been so totally pumped about 2010 and all of the delicious things it’s going to bring to everyone including myself.
I have just had a reality check; I am currently working on a campaign that is set to be HUGE and it will be really testing the waters to see what Social Media is REALLY capable of. My thought was this-

• What about the people you AREN’T pumped about the New Year who struggle with getting through the DAY let alone the YEAR.

• What about the people who WANT to be pumped BUT can not because there minds are not willing to allow them to.

• What about the people who are prepared to have a cracker of a year but their MINDS shutter at the thought and can’t process the work load.

• What about the people who just feel shit all the time and can’t figure out why

• What about the people who are drowned in pressure and work and can’t find their way through

• What about the new Mum who feels like it’s god damn ground hog day and is 2 seconds away from harming herself

• What about the Mum who is working, looking after the kids and her husband, who is getting pulled in every direction imaginable and doesn’t have the strength to say ENOUGH!

• What about the guy who is just Effing so angry and shitty all the time and is 2 seconds away from crying “But that would be weak” can’t get help “Because I’m too proud” because men have to tough.


• Do we seriously leave in a world where EVERYBODY feels the Effing need to hide the truth, to pretend that everything is OK when it’s not,
• We can not be open and honest with ourselves and others in fear of how we will be judged.

• That by admitting that we are Back from the Brink we our losing control and respect and appear weak?

It drives me God Damn mental that we STILL have this perception and apparently we do have to hide because unfortunately some people DO judge, DON’T get it and must have the most perfect life in the world, WHAT you’ve never had a bad day or bad thought BULL SHIT!


WATCH THIS SPACE because I’m on a mission.

Disclaimer: This article was written from a personal opinion and I am NOT a qualified in psychology or counselling. If you do need assistance with emotions or mental health, to seek assistance from your GP immediately.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year, New Decade

Maddison & Milly

But what about the last one, have you thought about your accomplishments in 2009.

Before you go full steam ahead for this year, allow yourself time to reflect on 2009 and give yourself a pat on the back. I had a huge year both personally and professionally I let go of somethings while I embraced others.
My biggest realisation for the year was to;


My Personal Accomplishments:

* I listened to myself and then acted.
* I maintained a healthy lifestyle; I juggled work, exercise and healthy eating.
* I was able to juggle Motherhood and my business (When I say juggle is WAS just that)
* Slowly but surely our house came together, it should be finished next month, YAY!

My Business Achievement's

* I sold my baby, not Milly :)so I could focus on Bra Queen
* Bra Queen started as 1 business and now it is 2!
* Conducted the Love Your Life Challenge which went off
* Conducted the 2009 Bra Survey AND it was featured in The Age
* Radio Interviews, Papers
* Contributor Author to SPROUT WEALTH, the paperback book will be available really soon.
* The Launch of which I love.

What happening in 2010?


* After 2 years of building we will move into our house
* Maddison starts Kinder and she has another dilation next week.
* After 11 years I think it maybe time to start to organise a wedding, Ooo La La.
* As always lose weight, I lost my 3 kilos of Christmas weight so just 5 to go.
* Work/Life balance, I have decided to work nights instead of trying to "fit" it in during the day. It's quieter and WAY more constructive.


* Bra Queen will be rolling out a whole bunch of online courses, coaching, tutorials and much more. I am dedicated to helping Small Businesses take their Business to the level to achieve emotional and financial freedom.
* I need a NEW NAME for this site, so if you have any ideas please let me know!
* I will be Guest Presenting on a TV Show called 'A Room To Grow'
* I am hitting the streets and doing heaps of filming for you guys.
* SPROUT WEALTH will be available
* Love Your Life will be available for purchase so you can do it at your own pace.
* I am continuing my one on one coaching as well.

WOW!No wonder I'm working nights :) I can't possibly fit all of this into a day!

How about you what are you up too?

Plus Size Models 'Hot Property'

Last week I wrote a post Who's The Sexiest? talking about a Dress Size Survey which Australian Fashion Magazine Marie Claire had conducted.i

The same day Jen Hawkins was on the cover of Marie Claire posing nude and untouched to promote Healthy Living. Huge media coverage and quite a bit of controversy as to whether she was appropriate being that she is Size 6.

Marie Claire Editor Jackie Frank stated on the 7pm Project that Jen sells magazines and she gets huge media coverage and a real woman wouldn't necessarily get that attention.
True Story! Fair enough she has a job to do and she does it well. She is actually I think one of the nicest and real ladies in the industry.


4 Days later, what I do see? Abby Valdes- Size 14 to 16


Plus Size Models Are 'Hot Property'

An article on news.ninemsn about Plus size models being in HUGE demand.

Fashion magazines Madison, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan were now regularly booking plus-size models.

Australia's Woman's Weekly in their latest edition has a 15 page spread featuring plus size models.

Have we had a light bulb moment, are the Australian Fashion Magazines going to promote real women? God, I hope so I don't want my girls having a warped perception of body image.